Henry Brooks needed six points to earn a spot in the 1000-point-scorer record book. But for the Pierson senior, it was more about what he could do to help facilitate a win over Smithtown Christian Monday. He racked up eight points behind Wilson Bennett’s 18 in the 64-54 Whalers win January 13, the team’s third straight, hitting his 1000th on a free-throw in the first quarter.
“He was calling the shots, moving the ball well, did a great job on the defensive end,” first-year head coach Will Fujita said. “He’s a scoring machine, but he knows team ball was the mission of tonight, and he sacrificed scoring some more points to get the win. What more can you ask for?”
Brooks is a four-year varsity player who is also a standout golfer and first baseman, making it to the state championships in both sports last season.
“He’s hungry. He wants to win,” Fujita said. “He’s well-rounded, and he leads by example.”